I was talking with a North African friend who is currently living in Europe and hoping to get European citizenship the other day (not Greg, by the way). He made the poignant comment that Africans were seen as less 'human' than other people. Being a Muslim also I presume that he is regularly targeted for his faith and the fall out of this year's political events can't have made that any easier.
The trouble is that I think that we are alienating people like him, by making him feel unwelcome, making him feel less 'human'. And when people feel undervalued or oppressed then you run the risk that they might risk up against what they perceive as their oppressors. I worry that the fall-out from Trump/Brexit may be people actually being driven toward organisations such as ISIS simply because they feel welcomed there.
I heard a bird cry, sharp and free. My name is Jordan.